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350 Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals Scholarship available in 2022

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In the Autumn semester of 2022, the Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP), a new scholarship program that replaces the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS), will grant scholarships to a wide range of master’s programs at Swedish universities.

The SI Scholarship for Global Professionals aims to train future global leaders who will contribute to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as good and sustainable development in their home nations and regions.

Host Universities/Institutions:

Swedish Higher Education Institutions and Swedish Universities

Level/Field(s) of study:

The list of qualifying master’s programs for the SISGP call for applications for the academic year 2022/2023 may be seen here.

Number of Scholarships:

An estimated 350 scholarships will be available in 2022.

Target group:

Students from the following 42 countries:

Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bolivia; Belarus; Brazil; Cambodia; Cameroon; Colombia; Ecuador; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Georgia; Ghana; Guatemala; Honduras; Indonesia; Jordan; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Moldova; Morocco; Myanmar (Burma); Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Russian Federation; Rwanda; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Tunisia; Turkey; Uganda; Ukraine; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

Full tuition fees, living expenses of SEK 10,000 per month, insurance, and a one-time trip grant of SEK 10,000-15,000 are all covered by the scholarship (only for scholarship holders living outside Sweden).

The scholarship is intended for full-time one-year or two-year master’s programmes, and is only awarded for programmes starting in the autumn semester.

Family members are not eligible for further grants. It also does not cover the University Admissions application fee.


To be eligible for SISGP:

• You must be a citizen of one of the SI scholarship-eligible countries (see above).

• You must have completed at least 3,000 hours of work experience from a maximum of three organizations/companies prior to February 10, 2022.

• You must apply for a Master’s degree program that is qualified for SI funding (see above). Depending on your nation of citizenship, the institution prioritizes programs in specific subject areas.

• You must have demonstrated leadership experience from your current or previous employment or from civil society engagements.

• By April 7, 2022, you must be responsible to pay tuition fees to Swedish universities, have completed the University Admissions process, and be admitted to one of the eligible master’s programs.

There are also other conditions regarding dual citizenship, previous residence and studies in Sweden, and more. 

Application instructions:

  1. To begin with, apply for a master’s programme at universityadmissions.se, by 17 January 2022. Once you have submitted your application for master’s programme(s) at universityadmissions.se, you will get a personal application number consisting of eight digits.

 Save the number as you will need it when applying to the SI Scholarship for Global Professionals.

  • After you have completed your application to a master’s programme, you can apply for an SI scholarship. You must submit the required documents digitally through the online application portal from 10 February 00:01 until 28 February 2022 14:59 CET.

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